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Asuf Ishaq: Articles of Home
Institute of Contemporary Arts
May 2022

Asuf Ishaq’s new moving image work Articles of Home narrates migration experience as told through a relationship with objects and places, things left behind by the artist's mother when she migrated to Britain. Drawing inspiration from Édouard Glissant, the piece will incorporate land and soil, recognising its symbolic significance as both a beginning and an endpoint, a transtemporal portal, an archive of migration. 

The event will explore Ishaq’s practice through conversation with the artist and filmmaker Alia Syed, and includes earlier related work and music from DJ Osmani Soundz.

Asuf Ishaq is the recipient of an Image Behaviour production grant.
Asuf Ishaq’s practice is concerned with themes of embodiment, fragmentation, displacement, migration and memory, often presenting the physical diasporic body as an evolving archive that transmits experience with cultural and political meaning. Ishaq’s work unravels across spaces and narratives to reveal new meanings and draw out personal histories. Working with narration, words, sound and images, he deploys fiction, non-fiction, archival material, storytelling and personal memories in works that manifest as moving image, sculpture, installation, sonic and photography.   
Ishaq lives and works in London, he grew up in Birmingham to Pakistani migrant parents. He studied MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths (2020) and Graphic Design at Royal College of Art (1996). Ishaq has shown work recently at South London Gallery (New Contemporaries), Firstsite Colchester, Goldsmiths CCA, Safehouse 1 (2021), Saatchi Gallery (2020). Upcoming in summer 2022, The London Open exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery.
07:00 pm
Thu, 21 Apr 2022
£7 Full, £5 Concessions, £3.50 Green/Blue Members

Run time: 90 min.

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